Sunday, 31 January 2016


The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Proverbs 12:26

Annika, my granddaughter(L) and her friend.

Photographed in Malawi 2014

Now for Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  
These are the words this week - 

Favourite, Angled, Curved, Cropped, Texture.

Just before I left for Costa Rica this week, I took these shots.
ALL the photographs illustrate ALL words in different ways.

I will leave you to work it out his week.

This is a one of my own painting that I did many years ago.

I trained as a 'Royal' nurse and this limited edition ornament was commissioned by the League of Nurses and is what I looked like when I qualified.   Gillian, who also trained as a 'Royal' nurse gave me it years ago.  The locker with the water jug, towel and Bible brings back many memories for me 

My neighbour gave me this lovely sun hat which I keep on top of my leather suite in my dining room so it is not ruined.

Now I hope you managed to work out 
where all 5 words were in all the shots.

Of course you may have your own favourite shot, 
if so let me know.

I am linking this post with Scavenger Hunt Sunday.

Many thanks for visiting also to all those who leave comments.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Blue Crane in South Africa

Today I am starting my posts from when I visited friends in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2014.  They live in a lovely gated community so I was able, safely to get up early early each morning and take a walk to see what birds I could find.  There was a small lake with these Blue Cranes that they were trying the breed and I photographed them from a hide.

Although the light was not good due to it only being about 6.00 am, I also saw this Cape Robin Chat above and these Hadeda Ibis below. 

I hope you are going to see another part of Africa for a while.

I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS.  

Many thanks for your visit and also to all those who comment while I am in Costa Rica.

Friday, 29 January 2016


Just one photograph today for WF and in fact it is the last shot of these posts that I have shared with you from my 2014 trip to Malawi.  The chocolate cake is being reflected in the silver as Judith and I were taken tea at Huntingdon House.

For the Friday's Hunt prompts this week, we have the letter E, Favourtie and Sky.

While I was in Malawi this year, my family and I had a holiday in Zambia and rented the fabulous home of Jake and Gill'ys right next door to a Safari Park.  On waking the first moring we were ECSTATIC  to see two ELEPHANTS in view from our terrace.

You can take you pick of your FAVOURITE from the three shots this week.

This scene below was taken in Zambia when we were on a night drive in the Safari Park and stopped to have refreshments while we watched the SKY changing colour as the sun set over the river.

I hope you have enjoyed all the posts from Malawi 2014 (well at least some). It has been quite a mammoth task over many months to make all these posts.  Thanks to all you stuck with all the posts.  Sorry when I was away this year that I could not put them on Google + or FaceBook.

After I left my family in Malawi, I flew to Johannesburg, South Africa where I stayed with a old nursing friend and her husband and so from tomorrow, I will be showing you those posts.

Today I fly to Costa Rica so I hope you will continue to pop in and see my scheduled posts while I am away however I will not be able to comment on your posts unfortunately.

I am linking this post with WEEKEND REFLECTIONS and FRIDAY'S HUNT.

Many thanks for your visit and also to all those people who leave comments.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

GOOD FENCES Afternoon Tea at Huntingdon House, Malawi

As promised from yesterday’s post when Judith and I enjoyed afternoon tea on the lawn of Huntingdon House, I told you I would show you the guest house. This is it below. You can just about see a fence in both shots.

I am linking this post with GOOD FENCES.

Many thanks for your visit and also to all those people who leave comments.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Afternoon Tea at Huntingdon House on a Tea Plantation in Malawi

It was nearly my last day with my family in Blantyre, Malawi in 2014, when my daughter Judith gave me a birthday treat, taking me to Huntingdon House for afternoon tea.  This guest house is situated within a wonderful tea plantation and below you can see some of the workers hard at work.  They only pick the top 3 leaves from the tea plant.

Tomorrow you will see Huntingdon House itself but for today we were having afternoon on the lawn which was a foot ball pitch away from the house. It was quite a long walk for the servers to bring everything over to us.

Everything was beautiful presented and tasted delicious especially the chocolate cake that was still warm.

When travelling back to Blantyre, we realised how privileged we were to be able to have this very special tea together.  Judith needed to stop at a market to get some fresh vegetables and I managed to snap a couple of shots.

Many thanks for your visit and also to all those people who leave comments.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Eagles in Malawi

This week, I am finally coming to the end of my photographs that I took on my trip to Malawi in 2014.  Below is the Fish Eagle and the Brown Snake Eagle.

I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

Many thanks for your visit and also to all those people who leave comments.

Monday, 25 January 2016


It is time for Scavenger Hunt Sunday and the word prompts this week are 
Light, Sky, Under, Artifical Light and Space.

I photographed this LIGHT in a hotel.

This photograph of the SKY was taken while on a flight to London.

This is a Snail UNDER its shell and a hand UNDER the shell.

This is meal I photographed under ARTIFICAL LIGHT.

I love the feeling of SPACE in this photograph.

I hope you enjoyed my selection of photographs this week and I am linking this post with SCAVENGER HUNT SUNDAY and THROUGH MY LENS.

Many thanks for visiting and also to all those who leave comments.

Sunday, 24 January 2016


How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor?
 Are there trees in it or not?

Numbers 13:20

These trees are growing out of a rock!

Photographed in Malawi 2014

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Saturday, 23 January 2016

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Hippopotamus and Cattle Egret in River Shire

I am still showing more photographs what Judith and I saw were in a boat along the River Shire in Malawi.  Last Saturday I showed you Elephants however this week it is the turn of Hippopotamus and a lonely Cattle Egret with a few cattle on the banks of the river.

I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

Many thanks for your visit and also to all those people who leave comments.